Thursday, 25 September 2014

London Fashion Week

As you probably already know, last week played host for London Fashion Week over at the infamous Somerset House, Topshop Show Space and Freemasons Hall. I was lucky enough to get a front of house internship with a PR company - Ella Dror - and attended my first ever season. It was an experience I'll never forget and I really hope that I can do it again another season.

Instead of waffling on and on about all of the looks I saw, I thought it best to pick my favourite of the four shows to write about: Sibling.

(All other photos are not my own)

Was anyone else completely and utterly blown by the statement bow at Sibling? Oh so adorably spring. Bralets and crops seem set to stay for spring/summer next season, but we can also expect beautiful full skirts layered with volumes of ruffles to make an appearance on our shop shelves. Texture combinations were a big thing for Sibling's show this season as sheers clashed with thick bundles of fabric creating such a stunning contrast. The colour orange also made a regular appearance, alongside monochromatic blacks and whites.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Geometric Monochrome

I know it's time for transitioning into AW14 and all, but the weather's still pretty warm and I've only recently really just bought this dress in the Boohoo sale, so why shoo summer away so soon? Oh, and besides, there's nothing more autumn/winter than a bit of monochrome, right?


Admittedly, I'm not the biggest wearer of dresses, but when I spotted this one at such a good price in the boohoo sale, I simply could not resist. Anything monochrome can really be worn all year round making this great for layering in the up and coming autumn months where I'll probably be teaming it with a chunky knits and ankle boots. I'm also quite liking the whole retro/70s look coming back around, so I think this geometric shift dress is pretty fitting.

By teaming this with my plain black kimono and white caged sandals, I tried to maintain the moody monochrome look. Call me slow, but I can't believe I only purchased my first kimono a couple of weeks ago - the things I've been missing out on! They're so cool to wear in hot weather and just perfect for covering up your shoulders and adding a more elegantly floaty feel.

Dress - Boohoo
Kimono - Boohoo
Shoes - New Look

Have you picked up any bargains in the end of summer sales?

Saturday, 6 September 2014

South France Holiday Diary

There's one type of post that I've particularly enjoyed reading over the past couple of months: the holiday diary. I think there's just something rather nice and interesting about seeing what other people have been getting up to over the summer and what they've been enjoying - or perhaps I'm just nosy - so I thought I'd follow the trend and upload my own little holiday diary.

Last week, we jetted off to Antibes, in the south of France for a long weekend away. I've never actually been to the south of France before, and to be honest, it wasn't quite what I had expected, in fact, it was a whole lot better! For some unknown reason, I had expected a slightly warmer edition of the UK, but being in the north of the Mediterranean, there was a lot more palm trees and a lot more sun!

We flew with Easy Jet and it really was easy! The flight was smooth and despite a small delay of ten minutes, we still made it in good time. The sky was clear of clouds coming over our destination so we got a good view of the country from up above. Once landed in Nice, the process of departing the plane was so quick and really took no time at all.

This year we opted to try something different to our usual choice of a hotel by staying in a villa which we booked through Airbnb. The owner of the villa was so helpful and picked us up from the bus stop before booking a taxi for us since we speak very little French.

The villa, located in Juan Les Pins, was so well equipped with a washing machine, oven, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, fridge freezer, plates, glasses and even salt and pepper! The owner, Martine, was also kind enough to leave us a bottle of water in the fridge along with a bunch of grapes on the table too!

Alongside the kitchen, there were two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a toilet - I was actually surprised at how big and spacious the place was. 

We stayed on the first floor of the building; Martine lives on the ground floor which is really helpful if you need anything. However, everything is separated and different - you honestly wouldn't even know that she's there! Around one side of the villa circles a balcony which leads to a gate and some steps: the entrance/exit. It was so safe and secure with a couple of locked gates to get through.

Additionally, there was another balcony around the back which looked out onto some beautiful views.

Most days we spent at the beach which was only a couple of minutes walk from the villa. The sea was pretty cold, but refreshing, and once you got in, its wasn't bad at all! The depth was shallow for quite a way and there were a fair few fish swimming around! Distributed along the beach were a number of kiosks selling a variety of things ranging from hot dogs to fruit smoothies to ice-creams - even nutella paninis!!

We ate out most nights during our stay, but my favourite in particular had to be this cute little restaurant just off of the beach. I had the nicest Carbonara which was served with bread followed by a kinder surprise ice-cream for dessert which was probably the second best ice-cream I'd ever tasted! (It didn't quite beat the nutella one we had on the beach, but that's one flavour I don't think will ever be beaten!)

The water jug was a colour tinted wine bottle which was unusually different but so cute!

We had such a nice few days in Antibes and I would really recommend it to anyone!

Just in case anyone's interested, you can click here for the link to the villa which we stayed in. Also, if you would like to try airbnb for your next trip, use this link to get a £15 credit on your booking.

Did you go away this summer? Where did you go?

Monday, 1 September 2014

Neon Pink Pop

Hello (or should I say bonjour) from the south of France where I'm currently chilling on the balcony of the villa that we're staying in after just heading out to dinner. Yesterday, we spent the day on the beach where I opted to wear my favourite playsuit from

Playsuits are just so comfortable and practical (okay, besides those I need to strip in order to go to the toilet moments) and so easy to style without having the trouble of searching for the perfect top to pair it with. I'm still completely loving Aztec print alongside the monochrome trend, and let's not forget to mention the fact that pink is my favourite colour, there's no wonder I fell for this at first sight! I love the brightness of the neon pink and how it breaks up the moodyness of the monochrome, adding that summer touch.

I decided to team this with my super comfortable jelly shoes from New Look - they're practically the definition of beach perfection.

Have you been sporting the all-in-one trend this summer? How have you been wearing it?